[nog] Second hand gear from eBay

Todor Petkov zakk at online.bg
Fri Nov 28 19:32:52 EET 2014

On 28/11/2014 02:29 AM, Marian Marinov wrote:
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> Hi guys,
> I'm curious, what is your opinion about buying second hand network
> gear from eBay?
> My experience so far is excellent. I bought 3 48port 1Gbit/s switches
> for under 200$ each in very good condition.
> I have the same ones in my racks and they were more then 1000euro when
> I bought them as new.
> What type of network equipment would you buy second hand?
> Marian
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switches/routers - basically everything. If the seller is with good 
recommendations (i.e he ships what he is paid for etc), why not?

Most of such sells are for "old" equipment, being bought because many 
companies are required to have spare equipment. So they are selling it 
in few years to get rid of it. This equipment was on for 2-3 hours per 
year, so they can put a mark on the list "ok, it's working, so we can 
use it". When the main equipment is replaced, they sell also the backup.


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